As members of the Marine Corps League, Detachment #885, we join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and spirit of all Marines, Navy FMF Corpsmen, and FMF Chaplains who proudly wear or who have worn the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor of the Corps.
The Marine Corps League is the only federally chartered Marine Corps related veterans organization in the country. The charter was approved by the 75th U.S. Congress and signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 4, 1937. The organization credits its founding in 1923 to legendary Marine Corps Commandant John A. Lejeune. Since its earliest days, the Marine Corps League has enjoyed the support and encouragement of the active duty and reserve establishments of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Today, the League boasts a membership of more than 76,000 men and women, officer and enlisted, active duty, reserve Marines, honorably discharged Marine veterans, qualified Navy FMF Corpsmen, and FMF Chaplains. The Marine Corps League is one of the few veterans organizations with annual membership increases.
Members of the Grass Valley Marine Corps League, Detachment #885, join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and spirit of all Marines, Navy FMF Corpsmen, and FMF Chaplains. Come join your fellow Marines and be a part of something bigger than yourself again. Put the uniform back on and feel the strength and pride in a code that only a few have ever known.
Any Marine, Navy FMF Corpsmen, and FMF Chaplain currently on active duty or have served Honorably for not less than ninety (90) days and have earned the Eagle, Globe and Anchor or are serving or have served in the Marine reserve and earned 90 reserve retirement credit points or have served as a FMF Navy Corpsmen and trained with FMF units for not less than ninety (90) days and earned the Marine Corps Device (clasp). Discharged members must have served Honorably. A General discharge under Honorable conditions is acceptable. Character of service will be defined by the DD-214 as stated.
Grass Valley Vets Building
~ 255 So. Auburn ~
Parking available at the rear of the buiding. Meeting upstairs - rear of the building.
*Meeting dates landing on holidays are moved to the next Mon.
- Charlie McLaughlin
Marine Corps and Korean War Veteran
Individual 4"x8" Granite Plaques Now Available
Marine Corps League Gold Country Detachment #885 is expanding the Veteran's Memorial Wall. The first phase of the monument was erected in Grass Valley's Memorial Park in 2002. Since then additional sections have been added. The objective is to add to this enduring and dignified tribute to those who have worn the uniform of our country or that of its allies. Plaques to be placed on the walls are available to any former serviceman or servicewoman including the deceased or living who saw service during both war and peace.
For a tax deductible donation of $100, the Detachment will arrange for an individual 4"x8" granite plaque to be placed on the Wall. Each plaque will be engraved with the name of the Veteran, their branch, and dates of service.
MarineCorps League #885 manages the Toys for Tots program in Nevada County, CA. We collect new, unwrapped toys from Novembr thru early December and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children. When the program started only a few hundred children received gifts but each year we grow and today the number of children exceeds 2,000. Donating to the program also directly helps other community organizations. We work directly with Salvation Army and with the Nevada County Sheriff to serve the outlying communities of Washington and North San Juan.